WVUP Axes Faculty

WVUP will cut jobs to reduce costs. Late yesterday afternoon, President Fletcher Lamkin sent an email to the campus community stating that several faculty and staff were notified that their positions will be eliminated as of May 31.

Lamkin said the cuts come in response to reductions in state appropriations. He said the college has worked hard to stabilize enrollment and cut expenses, but these actions were not sufficient to fill the looming budget gap.

Lamkin did not explain how much of a budget deficit the college is looking to recover or how many positions would be cut in response.

“I am saddened that we need to make these decisions,” Lamkin said. “I want to thank those who are impacted for their service to this institution in support of our community.”

WVUP’s leadership came under criticism last year for selling downtown property which was granted to the school for use as a culinary school. In December, the WVUP Foundation took on the responsibility of caring for the Stephenson mansion on Seventh Street – a historic property deeded to the foundation which will require extensive renovations and maintenance.

Last week, the university unveiled its latest construction project – a one-stop student services center consolidating admissions, registration and financial aid. .

About Callie J Lyons

Callie Lyons is an investigative journalist and author living in the Mid Ohio Valley. Her first book, Stain-Resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal: The Hidden Dangers of C8, is available at Amazon.com and in hundreds of libraries all over the world. Known as a "warrior for public health", Lyons' environmental investigations have been featured in documentaries, including Good Neighbors - Bad Blood and Toxic Soup, on Swedish National Television and in numbers of television, radio and print media interviews. Her work has appeared on Nova's Whiz Kids and in Mother Jones magazine. More recently, a national audience has come to know her award-winning investigative work through the Environmental Working Group and interviews with leading publications like the Huffington Post and The Intercept. Lyons' work was featured in the 2017 documentary Parched:Toxic Waters by National Geographic. The Short, Fantastic Life of a Saloon Girl is Lyons' first published work of historical fiction.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s